Invest in People!


What are talents?
Matthew 25:13-30
The Parable of the Talents
14″Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.
15 To one he gave five talents
of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
16 The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.
17 So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.
18 But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
22 “The man with the two talents also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.’
23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
24 “Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?
27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28 ” ‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.
29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Is God talking about some type of financial gain?

I don’t think so as Jesus said, ” I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. ” Matthew 19:23

Jesus was talking about investing your talents, gifts, HIS gospel truth and His message of salvation into the lives of others and not being a lazy, or careless, servant who doesn’t bother to invest in anyone but himself. God created us to invest His TRUTH into the lives of others and not to be souly self focused and self glorified! He made us to be fishers of men.

God has given us, His Children, something, a talent and gift, with what we are to use to invest in HIS KINGDOM not our own here on earth. We are to store up our treasures where? Not here. We are not called to sit idle and do nothing with His truth.

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